Lecture 8: The Preaching of Stephen, Phillip and James

Stephen Under the preaching of the Apostles Full of the Holy Spirit: Acts 6:5 (CSB) This proposal pleased the whole company. So they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and the Holy Spirit, and Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolaus, a convert from Antioch. Taught and preached informally Powerfully Acts 6:8–15 (CSB) Now Stephen, full of grace and power, was performing great wonders and signs among the people....

September 29, 2022 · 9 min · Joseph Louthan

Lecture 7: The Preaching of Peter

Introduction: Training by Jesus 3 years sent out and evaluated then Great Commission Acts 1:4–8 (CSB) While he was with them, he commanded them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for the Father’s promise. “Which,” he said, “you have heard me speak about; 5 for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit in a few days.” 6 So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, are you restoring the kingdom to Israel at this time?...

September 13, 2022 · 9 min · Joseph Louthan

Lecture 6: The Preaching of the Lord Jesus Christ

The Greatest Preacher The Greatest Evangelist The Greatest Prophet The Greatest Teacher The Greatest Expositor The Greatest Confronter Matthew 4:17 (CSB) From then on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, because the kingdom of heaven has come near.” Jesus is the Repentance Preacher Change their mind, heart and will away from the world and turn to the Lord. Luke 13:3 (CSB) No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all perish as well....

September 13, 2022 · 8 min · Joseph Louthan

Lecture 5: The Preaching in the Gospels

The Fiery Preacher: John the Baptist God sends a preacher to prepare the way for the Lord Jesus Christ. No other skill set but a preacher. Preached repentance Matthew 3:1–2 (CSB) In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea 2 and saying, “Repent, because the kingdom of heaven has come near!” No easy believe-ism. No cheap grace. There must be a break away from sin....

August 25, 2022 · 5 min · Joseph Louthan

Lecture 4: The Preaching of the Minor Prophets

It takes a whole Bible to produce a whole Christian. JC Ryle. To whit: It takes preaching the whole Bible to make a whole preacher. Lawson. 1:00 Minor: Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi Minor to the brevity of their message. Yet, the message was major. Common Thread through the preaching of the Minor Prophets Sovereignty of God Supreme authority over nations:...

August 25, 2022 · 8 min · Joseph Louthan

Lecture 3: The Preaching of the Major Prophets

Prophetic in the OT: Major: Isaiah, Jeremiah/Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel Minor: Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi Two fold thrusts: foretelling - accurately predict because God foreordain forth-telling - preached what God already said We must do the same: foretell - what has been revealed by God forth-tell - truth that has been revealed by God The Evangelical Preacher: Isaiah Brought the good news of salvation to the world....

August 25, 2022 · 9 min · Joseph Louthan

Lecture 2: Preaching of the Prophets

Puritans' on Preaching: “Primary means of grace” not “only” but “primary” Biblically, Historically, Experientially The Confrontational Preacher: Elijah Elijah, “The Lord is God”, and that was his message in the time and age of false teachers and idol worshippers. 1 Kings 18:20–46 (CSB) 20 So Ahab summoned all the Israelites and gathered the prophets at Mount Carmel. 21 Then Elijah approached all the people and said, “How long will you waver between two opinions?...

August 25, 2022 · 9 min · Joseph Louthan

Lecture 1: The History of Preaching in the Old Testament

“Preaching is indispensable to Christianity.” Stott. Between Two Worlds. The First Preacher: God Hebrews 1:1-2 (CSB) Long ago God spoke to our ancestors by the prophets at different times and in different ways. In these last days, he has spoken to us by his Son. God has appointed him heir of all things and made the universe through him. Schaeffer. God Is There and He Is Not Silent....

August 22, 2022 · 6 min · Joseph Louthan